Festival Eats & Drinks

Enjoy some of the best local hospitality as part of your Festival experience.

Festival Lounge

Shakespeare Room, Assembly Building, Toitoi Hawke's Bay Arts

In the spirit of manaakitanga the Festival Lounge will be the place to be during the fortnight of the Festival, full of great ambience and atmosphere, with a touch of glamour and straight up Festival magic. This year our Festival pop up lounge is a bohemian styled lounge that will be located upstairs in the Shakespeare Room in the Municipal Buildings.  Our bar will be stocked with quality wines, beer and gin from our incredible sponsors. Decibel Wines, Black Barn, Leveret Mills Reef, Brave Brewing Co & Hastings Distillers. This year we are excited to have the award winning Leveret Methode Traditionnelle as our Festival bubbles! And we are working on a few Festival cocktails too so watch this space.

The Lounge will be open from 5pm till late for pre and post-show snacks, and drinks. 

Eat. Drink. Be Merry!




3/15 Joll Road, Havelock North, 4130

Havelock North Business Association Awards – Favourite Village Dine in Establishment

We serve fresh and delicious Japanese cuisine. Our cocktail bar is the perfect spot for a beautifully made cocktail, local wine or beer, before or after your show.

06 8779 400


Craft & Social

Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre. 319 Heretaunga St

The home of well crafted eats and drinks.

Open: Wed – Sun 12 noon till late

021 0233 3372


The Urban Winery

3 Ossian St, Ahuriri, Napier, Hawke's Bay

The Urban Winery Ahuriri is home to Tony Bish Wines and our beautiful cellar door & wine bar. We have an excellent selection of many other unique Hawke’s Bay wines to complement the Tony Bish  range.

Open: Weds: 12.00pm – 6.00pm, Thurs-Sat: 12.00pm – Late, Sun: 12.00pm – 6.00pm

06 650 3353


Long Island Deli

319 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122

Wander through the historic Municipal Building to Long Island Deli for a constantly changing array of beautifully prepared food and drinks.

Open: Mon – Fri: 8am – 3.30pm

06 870 3670


Cellar 495

319 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122

Come into Cellar 495 for good stories, great wines and expert advice.
Let Mike Henley, Master of Wine, and his team take you on a wine journey. Alternatively, settle into a wine of your choice along with some great plates of food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
Open: Tue- Sat: 11am -10pm
021 664 239


Brave Brewing Co.

205 Queen Street East, Hastings 4122

Brave Brewing Co. is a friendly neighbourhood brewery. The bustling taproom and eatery is a favourite with locals. Enjoy a wide range of house made beer, local wine and cider, and a well curated food offering in this casual and inviting space.
Open: Wed, Thur and Sun 12 – 8pm, Fri and Sat 12 – 9pm
027 239 3546


Black Barn

Black Barn Road, Havelock North 4294

Award-winning wines, superb food and stunning views
06 877 7985


Hastings Distillers

231 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122

Just a few steps from the Opera House, you’ll find our elegant tasting room. Sip an aperitif, try a flight of our handcrafted gins and enjoy a bite from our menu. Open: Wed & Thurs from 3-7pm, Fri 3-7.30pm, Sat 11am-7.30pm
06 870 3991


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